I love Autumn....................it's my favorite season. Born on a cool English October day, it was set in stone............I would always be at my best in Autumn. It agreed with me in so many ways. The early mornings with dew heavy on the grass, glittering spider webs lacing the shrubbery. The smell of woodsmoke in the air. Migrating birds balanced on the power lines, ready to fly further south. The clouds building in the distance over Dartmoor, which I could just see from my bedroom window. Digging out Wellington boots before they became fashionable. Winding a warm hand-knitted scarf around my neck. Pulling the wool beret down over my ears. Walking to school through the wet, squelchy mass of fallen leaves.
Autumn somehow became Fall here in America. It's still beautiful, perhaps even more colorful with sugar maples shedding leaves of every color imaginable in one's path, and less rain to pack them down. But there are no conkers - the shiny copper colored horse chestnuts we loved to collect to play an English childhood game. Here there are no country lanes where cobnuts (also known as filberts - or wild hazelnuts) grow wild in the hedgerows - we would spend hours picking them in mid-October ready for Christmas baking. Instead there are pumpkins stacked high - I don't recall ever seeing a pumpkin in England as a child.
- Were you an Autumn baby?
- Do you enjoy Autumn?
- Is it a season of beauty where you live?
- Do you embrace or dislike the arrival of cooler weather?
- What do enjoy wearing most in Autumn.......sweaters, boots, jackets, hats, cozy socks?
Linking here to Claudia at Mockingbird Hill Cottage for Saturday's 'A Favorite Thing' party. Do stop by and join in - you are sure to find some great posts.